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Something in the Air (2012)

Après mai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2012 (France)
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

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... Gilles
... Christine
Felix Armand ... Alain
Carole Combes ... Laure
... Leslie (as India Salvor Menuez)
Hugo Conzelmann ... Jean-Pierre
Martin Loizillon ... Rackam le Rouge
André Marcon ... Le père de Gilles
... Actrice Londres
Laurent Ramacciotti ... Vigile / Coach
Mathias Renou ... Vincent
Léa Rougeron ... Maria
Philippe Paimblanc ... Proviseur
Alain Gluckstein ... Professeur de français
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In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

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$13,288, 5 May 2013, Limited Release

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$71,921, 2 June 2013
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References Les enquêtes du commissaire Maigret (1967) See more »

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Revolution and privilege
8 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Olivier Assayas's film 'Something in the Air' is an affectionate, although not uncritical, look at the lives of young French radicals after 1968. Watching it, you get an interesting sense of an era when students were interested in something other than building their careers (although the protagonists don't all completely abandon their bourgeois dreams); there's also the contrast between their profound political beliefs, and the feeling that their beloved freedom is basically the freedom of being young and moneyed - the revolution as a gap year, so to speak. The way that a life spent chasing experience ultimately does not build the foundation of lasting relationships is also well-conveyed. Overall, the cast are a little too beautiful - who wouldn't be a revolutionary when the benefits were so obvious? - and if the film has a serious weak-point, it's in not fully explaining quite why youth was drawn to the counter-culture except in a vague, spirit-of-the-age type way. A final quibble - the English translation of the French title (Apres Mai) is an awful one, better befitting a light romantic comedy.


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